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Recruitment at The Mary Rose

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Jobs at The Mary Rose

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Prospect Researcher

Hours:  22 hours/week

Salary:  circa £33k FTE

Location:  Portsmouth


The Mary Rose Trust is responsible for conserving and displaying King Henry VIII’s favourite ship which sank in 1545 and was raised from the seabed in 1982. The hull and her unique collection of artefacts are on display in Portsmouth for this and future generations. It is also responsible for the world-class museum and visitor experience, and as a scientific and educational resource. The Mary Rose is a unique and moving experience of everyday life in Tudor times, presented in an immersive manner through original artefacts, scientific research and emotionally compelling insights into the crew.

The Trust is now seeking to appoint a Prospect Researcher to be responsible for identifying, researching and establishing links with high value donor prospects. This is an important new role within the organisation to assist income growth and will be responsible for supplying leads to the CEO and Head of Development.

To be effective in this role you will need to demonstrate the following:

  • At least three years fundraising and prospecting experience, with clear evidence of researching individuals and finding links/relationships to enable successful introductions
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Good working knowledge of prospect management and using data management techniques to support fundraising
  • Good team working, interpersonal and influencing skills
  • Sound current working knowledge of Data Protection and GDPR compliance

You will be an energetic, creative and driven individual, with a proactive and positive approach. If you feel you have the skills and experience to succeed in this role, we very much look forward to hearing from you.

This is a unique opportunity to make a difference for a British icon. To apply, please submit your CV and supporting statement as soon as possible to quoting our reference JO1695.

For any further information, please contact Adam Stacey on 0207 998 8888 or 01962 813300.

Closing date for applications: 11 September 2019

First interview date: 30 September 2019


All correspondence for this role is being handled by Charisma Recruitment

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Salary: £20k (pro-rata)

Hours: 21 Hours per week (permanent

The Mary Rose Museum is the leading museum for Maritime Archaeology in the UK.  The Mary Rose Trust’s aims are to conserve the Mary Rose and her artefacts, maintain the archives, enable lifelong learning and outreach and become self-sustaining through income generation.  Located within Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, the Museum has received fantastic visitor reviews and a number of prestigious awards.

MRT is looking to appoint a Caretaker to work with the Maintenance Team. You should have demonstrable relevant experience in a similar role, with the key area of responsibility being to deliver a high standard of work across the Trust buildings to ensure a clean and safe environment for everyone.

To make a success of this role, you need to be self-motivated, flexible and take pride in your work.  You will also need to be a good communicator, polite and helpful as you will be working with a variety of teams outside your immediate department.

Sound like you? Apply via covering letter and CV to Michelle Rickman, by Thursday, 22nd August 2019. Interviews Thursday, 29th August 2019. For the full job description, please go to the link below.

Due to the expected volume of applications, if you haven’t heard from us by Wednesday 28th August, you have not been shortlisted for interview on this occasion.



Join our award-winning team of volunteers

‘Being a volunteer is a privilege to be able to share knowledge of the Mary Rose to a large variety of visitors from all over the World.  It is interesting, fun and tremendously satisfying to be part of the team.’

Buggy Driver


We are currently recruiting a number of new Volunteer Buggy Drivers to assist those with mobility needs by driving between the entrance of the Historic Dockyard and the Mary Rose.  As a member of our team, full training will be provided.

One of our regular drivers had the following to say about driving the buggy: -

‘I had recently retired and was looking for an interest to fill my time.  I volunteer for the Mary Rose Museum as a buggy driver two days a week days.  It has given me the opportunity to meet visitors from all over the World and all walks of life.  I love to chat to them and listen to their enthusiasm regarding their Mary Rose experience.’

If you are over the age of 21, hold a full, clean driving licence, interested in volunteering at the Mary Rose and available from 09:45am-17:30 for at least one day each week, we would love to hear from you.

Welcome Volunteers


Work alongside our friendly Guest Relations Team at the entrance to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, you will meet and greet visitors and engage with them in making the most of their visit, including signposting to what is on that day.  You will also have the opportunity to assist with manning the information desk.

As part of our training scheme you will undergo an initial induction and full support and ongoing training will also be provided.

Interested in volunteering?

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer with us, are aged over the age of 16 and available from 09:45am-17:30 for at least one day each week we would like to hear from you. 

Fill out this form, and let us know you are interested. Our volunteer coordinator will be in touch within a few days.